Loehrlein testifies as murder trial wraps up day 4

Published: Aug. 30, 2018 at 12:32 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 30, 2018 at 6:15 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The busyness in downtown Evansville with President Trump's visit is not stopping Clint Loehrlein's murder trial.

Loehrlein is accused of killing his wife and attempting to kill his two twin daughters in 2017. The trial started at 8:00 am and wrapped up around 5:30 pm.

Thursday's trial was all about bringing psychologists to the stand to test Loehrlein's insanity plea.

What was the most important testimony though was Clint Loehrlein's.

Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Nick Herman asked Loehrlein if he intended to stab his daughter. Loehrlein responded, "Yes." He wanted to reiterate that his purpose to was to get his whole family to heaven, including himself.

Loehrlein said the murder of his wife was not premeditated. He simply saw a gun while getting ready for work and within a second picked it up. Loehrlein said the events of that day are blurry though.

Several psychiatrists performed evaluations on Loehrlein. Several stated that he knew the wrongfulness of his actions as he allegedly performed them.

In court Wednesday, a video was shown from deputies' 3rd interview with him.

[Day 3 of Loehrlein trial wraps up]

Loehrlein admitted to his actions and told deputies he hadn't slept in weeks.  Then, he said, after he shot his wife Sherry, he thought, "What did I do? What's wrong with me?"

In that interview, Loehrlein also said he wanted to die after all of it.

He said he didn't plan it and apologized.

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